One of the national chairmanship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the last convention of the party, Professor Taoheed Adedoja has described the rumours that he was behind the newly formed splinter group under the banner of ‘Fresh PDP’ as false and unreasonable.

He said it was true that he sued the party on the ground that his name was omitted from the ballot papers during the convention but he has never dumped the party.

Adedoja, who spoke while addressing his teeming supporters across the country led by Ibrahim Jalingo who visited him in his Ikolaba, Ibadan country home, Oyo State, urged the leadership of the party to avoid impunity for the progress of the party.

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According to him, entreaties were being made by prominent Nigerians for dialogue with him but he needed to consult his followers to decide the way forward.

He said: “I am not a member of the ‘Fresh PDP’. My political future is dented with the omission of my name from the ballot papers at the convention, and I need to clear it. The struggle to fight for the right thing in PDP is my contribution to the survival of democracy in Nigeria and PDP as the greatest party in Africa.”

Adedoja, therefore, urged his supporters to continue supporting the course of PDP, saying his going to court was not to be controversial but to clear his name.

Reacting to Adedoja, leader of his supporters’ group, Jalingo, commended him for his steadfastness and commitment to the party, saying they were very happy to know that their boss never thought of dropping the party for an unknown destination.

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